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Upgraded CCTV system for Preston city centre to be given the nod

Posted on - 24th September, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
A CCTV system in Preston city centre

A CCTV system in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

An upgraded CCTV system in Preston city centre is due to be approved today.

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Cameras and equpment across the city are due to be replaced with new digital cameras enabling better quality recordings.

The city council has a control room for CCTV based at Preston Police station.

Nearly £50,000 is due to be spent on the new CCTV cameras and kit, funded by Preston’s Business Improvement District – who represent city centre retailers and charge a levy on top of their business rates.

The city council’s cabinet are expected to approve the capital scheme.

A report to the council states not upgrading the equipment would leave the control room unable to meet “required standards of practice”.

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